SOURCE: iCopyright, Inc.

February 01, 2007 06:00 ET

The Globe and Mail Deploys iCopyright Services to Enable Instant Licenses and Permissions for Its Web Content

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Canada's national daily newspaper, The Globe and Mail, now offers visitors to its Web sites the option to obtain instant licenses for reuse and redistribution of its award-winning content. The Globe and Mail joins the ranks of other leading online news media that use the iCopyright® suite of web-based permissioning tools to provide an easy means for readers to obtain permissions for legal reuses of copyrighted content by clicking on iCopyright tags embedded in each article.

"The Globe and Mail is a world-class newspaper. We are very pleased to be powering their licensing service on the Web," said Michael O'Donnell, iCopyright Founder and CEO. "We're especially proud to announce that, because of the Globe and Mail's requirements that their licensing transactions be conducted in Canadian currency, we can now transact iCopyright's services in currencies other than the U.S. dollar."

Marilyn Hertz, Manager of Licensing and Syndication at The Globe and Mail, has initially deployed the service to provide e-mail distributions and hosted e-prints, and to manage rights and permissions requests. She said, "There is a lot of demand in Canada to use and reuse Globe and Mail content. We wanted to make the process of obtaining approval simpler and faster while still protecting our copyrights."

iCopyright solves a problem that is common among online media: Allowing users to copy or redistribute desirable articles quickly and easily while protecting and tracking a publisher's proprietary content on the World Wide Web. Without erecting barriers to content, iCopyright makes it easy for consumers of content to be respectful of copyrights and publishers such as The Globe and Mail to profit from their copyrights when users wish to share content with others.

Prism Business Media, Penton Media, Ziff Davis, Reuters, the Associated Press, and Source Media are among other leading online publishers who have deployed iCopyright services.

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc., Canada's number-one private broadcaster. The Globe and Mail Web site is at

About iCopyright®

iCopyright ( is the intelligent copyright system for digital content. The Codie-Award winning service currently handles thousands of online permissions every day. iCopyright has generated millions of dollars in new licensing revenue for online publishers. iCopyright also markets Clip&Copy®, the media monitoring service that pushes iCopyright-tagged content to subscribers daily (

Contact Information

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